We hear that the ratio of liberal to conservative professors on college campuses is about 12 to 1. Pretty lopsided, right? Well, when it comes to money professors and staff from these colleges donate to political campaigns, it gets a whole lot worse.
When it came to the 2016 presidential election, individuals employed by Ivy League schools gave $2.6 million to Hillary and just $15,000 to Trump. For the 2018 cycle so far, professors, administrators, and other staff from Ivy League schools have already contributed over $1.2 million towards Democrat political campaigns and not even $70,000 to Republican ones, reported The Daily Caller News Foundation.
I mentioned the 12-to-1 left to right-wing professor ratio. Well, when it comes to their wallets, Harvard is the closest to reflecting that proportion. The school has contributed about $450,000 to Democrat candidates and $50,000 to Republican ones, a 9-to-1 ratio. Harvard may be banning freedom of association by punishing students who join frats and sororities, but they’re the best of the bunch when it comes to Ivy League campaign donations.
Yale, meanwhile, has spent $170,000 on 2018 Democrat candidates and not even $3,000 on Republicans, a 66-to-1 ratio. UPenn’s case is even more extreme: over $120,000 to the donkey and just $500 to the elephant, a proportion of almost 250-to-1, thus far.
And get this. Two out of the eight Ivies — Brown and Dartmouth — haven’t given Republicans a single cent since 2018 began to now. Leftists love diversity, just not when it comes to their politics.
And what about equity, or that equality of outcome progressives are always shooting for? Something tells me the 50-50 ratio they want applied to admissions, pay checks, etc. doesn’t apply to different political viewpoints.